Girls with Swords
How to Carry Your Cross Like a Hero
Publication Date: February 12, 2013
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What if you discovered you have been entrusted with an invisible, invincible, and incorruptible weapon? Would you use it? Move beyond only study and begin to wield the Word of God!
“If you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one!”
If there ever was a time for women to be armed, it’s now.
Yet the Word of God is a sword we often are more comfortable studying than wielding. It’s time we give girls swords and watch them connect heaven to earth. Worldwide, women are the targets of prejudice, sex trafficking, abuse, and even gendercide. Lisa Bevere writes that these attacks say more about who women might be in the future than who they have been in the past. In Girls with Swords she explains a spiritual enemy is seeking to disarm women on every level. It’s time women become the heroes God created them to be and stand—courageous, discerning, forgiving, and wise.
Creatively forging the imagery of swords, the Word of God, and the Cross, Girls with Swords will teach you:
• How to speak the language of heaven on earth
• What it means to intercede
• What it means to carry your cross
• What it means to be discerning
• How to disarm the enemy
• Why women are the enemy’s target—and why God needs them to be heroes
It’s time to take up your sword and be a hero.
Lisa Bevere is an international speaker, best-selling author, and co-founder of Messenger International. In her transparent style, Lisa shares God’s Word woven with personal experiences to empower lives with freedom and transformation. Her heart breaks over social injustice. As an advocate for change, she rallies others to be an answer to desperate problems near and far. Lisa begins her days with mochas and ends them laughing around the dinner table. Lisa lives in Colorado Springs with the love of her life, author and speaker John Bevere, and their family.
Praise for Girls with Swords
"Lisa Bevere is one of God's most powerful voices for this time in our history. Her heart is for the King and His Kingdom, and to teach God's daughters how to rise up and live out our destiny."
—Sheila Walsh, author of God Loves Broken People and core speaker for Women of Faith
“Girls with Swords is prophetic, biblical, instructive, insightful, and challenging! This is no sweet, girly pep talk; this is powerful stuff for both women and men. We're excited about this book and the potential impact for the church around the globe.”
—Judah and Chelsea Smith, pastors, The City Church, Kirkland, WA
“Girls with Swords is a prophetic declaration for our time, calling God’s daughters to skillfully wield the sword of his Word. Lisa Bevere has a God mandate to unveil our strength in bringing healing, righteousness, and restoration to our world. Read this book with fair warning: you are about to engage in a powerfully courageous life!”
—Christine Caine, author of Undaunted and cofounder of the A21 Campaign
“Girls with Swords is a prophetic declaration for our time, calling God’s daughters to skillfully wield the sword of his Word. Lisa Bevere has a God-mandate to unveil your strength in bringing healing, righteousness, and restoration to our world. Read this book with fair warning: you are about to engage in a powerfully courageous life!”
—Christine Caine, author of Undaunted and cofounder of The A21 Campaign
“As you read Girls With Swords you’ll be empowered to face your challenges with boldness and learn to live like a hero.”
—Robert and Debbie Morris, pastors, Gateway Church, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Co-authors of The Blessed Marriage.
“We are living at an amazing time in history; there is so much pain, suffering and heartbreak on the planet today- and at the same time such a great opportunity to bring change and be a part of the solution. In her own unique style, Lisa Bevere encourages the King’s daughters to understand that we are a part of an epic battle and that we need to be prepared. This is not the time to draw back! Read Girls with Swords and join the growing company of women who are rising strong on the earth!”
—Holly Wagner, founder of GodChicks, author of WarriorChicks
“In Girls with Swords, Lisa Bevere once again draws out the hero within and encourages us to become all God has created us to be. Her zeal to see the church united and wielding the word of God is inspiring and alive. No matter where you are in life, this message will empower you to “reforge your sword” and bravely face daily battles with courage and truth.”
—Stovall and Kerri Weems, pastors, Celebration Church, Jacksonville, Florida
“‘God’s word is a God sword.’ I love this analogy. Through forging scintillating concepts and analogies in this book, Lisa has managed to excel at spreading enthusiasm for having ‘an intuitive awareness of our opponent’s next move.’”
—Dr. Caroline Leaf, cognitive neuroscientist and communication pathologist and author of Who Switched Off My Brain?
“God's word is a God sword.’ I love this analogy. Through forging scintillating concepts and analogies in this book, Lisa has managed to excel at spreading enthusiasm for having ‘an intuitive awareness of our opponents next move.”
—Dr. Caroline Leaf, Cognitive Neuroscientist and Communication Pathologist, author of Who Switched Off My Brain?
“Girls With Swords is a brilliant display of Lisa Bevere's God-given ability to encourage and equip women to be restored, retooled, and repositioned to take their place in this epic battle and defeat the enemy who has intentionally targeted women throughout history.”
—Chris and Joy Hill, pastors, The Potter's House, Denver
“We have been privileged to feature Lisa Bevere frequently on our “LIFE Today” telecast. Through years of international ministry—including Asia, where she joined with our missions team to help women victimized by human trafficking. she has become well aware of the battles that can only be won with the sword of God’s Word. Her message will help inspire and prepare women, in particular, for spiritual warfare.”
—James and Betty Robison, LIFE Outreach International
“Women, take up your swords! This book will give you new strength as you prepare to fight your battles armed with the truth of God. Get ready to be challenged and inspired by Girls with Swords.”
—Craig and Amy Groeschel, pastors, LifeChurch.tv
“In Girls With Swords you will be challenged to join the ranks of Christians who are already moving forward in their faith. Don’t be taken out of the fight! Stand firm and experience spiritual victory.”
—Pastor Steven and Holly Furtick, Elevation Church, Charlotte